Bond assistance scheme
Help with securing a bond
Most private landlords require a deposit before they will offer you a tenancy. This is normally a month’s rent as a bond and a month's rent in advance. This can often mean people on low incomes and benefits cannot afford these initial costs and therefore cannot access private rented homes.
We operate a bond assistance scheme to help successful applicants access this type of accommodation. The scheme is designed to help people who are:
- aged 18 or over
- homeless, threatened with homelessness or in housing need
- on a low income or benefits
Under this scheme we will offer private landlords a paper guarantee (instead of a cash bond) as a bond. The paper guarantee lasts for up to two years to allow the tenant enough time to save towards their own bond.
Last updated Wednesday, 6th January 2016